Research Technician - Vector Biology

Clearance Level
Silver Spring, Maryland

REQ#: RQ90813

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Pipeline

GDIT is seeking a research assistant to provide technical support services necessary to perform entomological research in support of the Entomology Branch at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).


  • Assist with the preparation and stewardship of laboratory reagents, methodology, equipment, biological materials and other materials pertaining to experiment execution and laboratory cleanliness and safety.
  • Work collaboratively to achieve the above. May require working evenings and weekends
  • Experience with all cell culture, microbiological, molecular and other applicable techniques and methodology, Biological Safety Level 2 safety procedures, use of laboratory personal protective equipment, be familiar with WRAIR safety standard operating procedures (SOP), and attend WRAIR annual safety courses and other training, as offered.
  • Cultivate and continually maintain parasites, viruses, etc. in tissue culture and maintain laboratory records of parasite/virus growth and differentiation. The contractor will monitor parasite/virus development in infected vectors and in vivo animal infections by dissection and microscopic examination or molecular techniques, as appropriate, and maintain laboratory records of parasite/viral development and propagation.


  • BS in Biological Sciences 
  • 1-2 years of experience with malaria and/or leishmania parasites and/or insect rearing is preferred.
  • Experience working with insect vectors (fruit flies and diverse mosquito species) in support of host-pathogen studies and/or vector control.
  • Experience testing and evaluating vector control products
  • Support insectary maintenance and rearing of mosquito and fruit flies


  • 401K with company match
  • Customizable health benefits packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you
  • Full-flex work week



This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

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